The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 813 852 837
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 65 41 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.042% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 38
Average salary £44,500 £41,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.53% +26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £24,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £45,150
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +43.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 61 £42,000 +2.43% 11
South East -16 37 £43,500 -9.84% 2
Berkshire -1 26 £45,000 +9.75% 2
London +16 20 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Slough -1 11 £42,000 +2.43%
Bracknell - 10 £45,000 - 1
Surrey -11 8 £47,500 -16.66%
Woking +11 5 £50,000 -12.28%
Maidenhead - 3 £32,000 -
Marlow - 3 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £32,000 -
Reading +1 2 - - 1
Windsor -9 2 £52,500 +50.00%
South West - 2 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Guildford - 2 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 £29,500 +15.68%
Manchester -12 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
Helston - 1 £45,000 -
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -
Crawley - 1 £37,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £29,500 -
Southampton - 1 £38,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 1 £45,000 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (34.92%) Apache
2 44 (34.92%) MySQL
3 42 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 40 (31.75%) VMware
5 39 (30.95%) UNIX
6 37 (29.37%) Perl
6 37 (29.37%) PHP
6 37 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (24.60%) Python
8 27 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 24 (19.05%) Finance
10 23 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (16.67%) nginx
11 21 (16.67%) Nagios
11 21 (16.67%) Windows
11 21 (16.67%) cPanel
12 20 (15.87%) Firewall
13 19 (15.08%) Plesk
14 18 (14.29%) CentOS
14 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 18 (14.29%) SSL
15 17 (13.49%) IIS
15 17 (13.49%) SQL
15 17 (13.49%) Clustering
16 16 (12.70%) SAN
16 16 (12.70%) Webmin
17 15 (11.90%) DNS
17 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
17 15 (11.90%) ITIL

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (34.92%) Apache
2 21 (16.67%) nginx
3 17 (13.49%) IIS
4 14 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.35%) JBoss
6 4 (3.17%) WordPress
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.59%) CMS
8 2 (1.59%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.59%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.59%) Drupal
8 2 (1.59%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (8.73%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon S3
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon ELB
2 10 (7.94%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) Firewall
2 18 (14.29%) SSL
3 16 (12.70%) SAN
4 15 (11.90%) DNS
4 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.94%) OpenVPN
6 7 (5.56%) Internet
7 6 (4.76%) SMTP
8 5 (3.97%) FTP
8 5 (3.97%) HTTP
8 5 (3.97%) SNMP
9 3 (2.38%) Ethereal
9 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.38%) SSH
9 3 (2.38%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.59%) Telnet
10 2 (1.59%) VPN
10 2 (1.59%) DHCP
10 2 (1.59%) WAN
10 2 (1.59%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (34.92%) MySQL
2 27 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.94%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (7.94%) Redis
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) Web Services
2 4 (3.17%) Flash
2 4 (3.17%) HTML
3 3 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) LAMP
4 2 (1.59%) .NET
4 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Clustering
2 7 (5.56%) Open Source
3 6 (4.76%) HACMP
3 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Replication
4 4 (3.17%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (1.59%) BBC
6 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (30.95%) UNIX
3 37 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (16.67%) Windows
5 18 (14.29%) CentOS
6 11 (8.73%) Ubuntu
7 10 (7.94%) Debian
7 10 (7.94%) Amazon Linux
8 7 (5.56%) Android
8 7 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 7 (5.56%) AIX
9 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.97%) Solaris
10 3 (2.38%) Fedora
11 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.59%) SUSE
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.90%) ITIL
1 15 (11.90%) Incident Management
2 11 (8.73%) Change Management
3 9 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 8 (6.35%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.35%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.56%) Migration
6 6 (4.76%) Service Management
7 5 (3.97%) Project Management
8 4 (3.17%) CRM
8 4 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.38%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (2.38%) Database Tuning
9 3 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.59%) Workflow
10 2 (1.59%) DevOps
10 2 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.59%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.37%) Perl
1 37 (29.37%) PHP
2 31 (24.60%) Python
3 17 (13.49%) SQL
4 10 (7.94%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.94%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.35%) Java
6 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) Lua
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.79%) AWK
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) RHCE
2 6 (4.76%) IBM AIX Certification
2 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) MCP
5 2 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) MCITP
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.11%) KVM
3 6 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.76%) vSphere
3 6 (4.76%) PowerHA
4 3 (2.38%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) Postfix
5 2 (1.59%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (16.67%) Nagios
1 21 (16.67%) cPanel
2 19 (15.08%) Plesk
3 16 (12.70%) Webmin
4 12 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (7.94%) logstash
5 10 (7.94%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.76%) Puppet
7 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.59%) Salt
8 2 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.79%) Cacti
9 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.79%) Opsview
9 1 (0.79%) Ansible
9 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 42 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 40 (31.75%) VMware
3 13 (10.32%) Cisco
4 12 (9.52%) Oracle
5 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.35%) HP
7 6 (4.76%) IBM
7 6 (4.76%) Veritas
8 4 (3.17%) EMC
9 3 (2.38%) WatchGuard
9 3 (2.38%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.38%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.38%) F5
9 3 (2.38%) Websense
9 3 (2.38%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.59%) Symantec
11 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.79%) Google
11 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.79%) 3PAR
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